Twinsburg's Howie Chizek, WNIR Radio Host Dead at 65

Long-time radio host reportedly died of a heart attack

The "voice of common sense" as he was so often called is silent today.

WNIR talk radio host Howie Chizek, of Twinsburg, died Saturday at the age of 65.

Numerous media outlets report the Parmalee Drive man died of a heart attack while on a trip to Disney World with underpriveleged children.

Here's a round-up of coverage of his death:

  • Ohio.com: Akron Radio Host Howie Chizek dies at 65
  • Cleveland.com: Howie Chizek, Akron radio host and former Cavs announcer, is dead at 65
  • Newsnet5.com: Legendary Akron radio host Howie Chizek dies of heart attack

Did you know Howie Chizek? Share your memories and thoughts in our comments section below.

Betty Parker June 18, 2012 at 03:35 PM
My father, Herman Petty, was a great fan. Each spring she would hang his radio in the cherry trees to help keep the birds away while he listened to Howie (never missed his show) as he worked in his garden. He loved to talk about what Howie was saying since we both listened to him. His radio was permanently set on WNIR. Betty Parker, Munroe Falls
Mitch Cooper June 18, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Thanks for sharing, Betty.
kenny vichill June 18, 2012 at 11:49 PM
I Loved this man. He was an infuence like no other, to me and to thousands of others. the world has lost one its greatest humanitarians. He was truely a saint to those who knew him, I only wish more could have had the chance. Thank You Howie, Your contribution to what's is good has been documented and your name will live on.


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